BME Department Wins NBD Student Competition

Congratulations to the labs in our department who won the National Biomechanics Day student competition! See their Facebook post of the announcement here. Our own Stephanie took the lead in compiling instructions for the activities conducted in our lab, Matt Fisher’s Lab, Greg Sawicki’s Lab, Kate Saul’s Lab and Jason Franz’s Lab. Here’s what ASB had to say:


2017 NBD Competition Award Recipients: Content
This year, for the second annual National Biomechanics Day (NBD), the first NBD Competition was carried out. The purpose of this competition was to both increase enthusiasm surrounding NBD and recognize programs that put together exemplary NBD presentations. Created by the Student Advocacy Committee, the NBD Competition was divided into two primary categories: content and impact.
We received thirteen entries from three different countries. After careful review and collaborative deliberation, we are proud to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2017 NBD competition!
The content category was created to recognize schools and labs who utilized engaging, useful, and both cost and time efficient lab demonstrations. Labs were encouraged to upload their demonstrations to the ASB Teaching Repository, for future replication by others. The winners and their submission representatives are as follows (in no particular order):
  1. North Carolina State/University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Stephanie Teeter): This group uploaded their demos to the ASB Teaching Repository, allowing others the opportunity to recreate them. The NC State/UNC team consisted of six independent laboratories who hosted unique demos covering a wide variety of topics in biomechanics and motor control, ranging from applications of material property testing in orthopedic care to the design of exoskeletons used to assist human locomotion. This group also hosted a scavenger hunt based on the demos to further engage the students. Overall, this event was an interactive and exciting showcase of biomechanics which introduced the students to biomechanics research and the impact it can have on the world!